From WBUR – read or hear the full article/program her – hate crimes in Massachusetts are up 30% in a year –
Hate crimes increased by 30% in 2022, ADL report finds
May 23, 2023
- Alison Kuznitz, State House News Service
Hate crimes reported in Massachusetts rose more than 30% between 2021 and 2022, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League. The report indicates the rise in hate and extremism has been driven by antisemitic attacks, white supremacist propaganda and anti-LGBTQ+ threats and harassment.
Trailing only Texas, Massachusetts recorded the second highest number of white supremacist propaganda incidents last year, the report found. The distribution of white supremacist propaganda increased by 71% from 2021 and 2022 — rising from 272 instances to 465 — largely attributed to groups like Patriot Front, the Nationalist Social Club and the Goyim Defense League, according to the report.
Read or hear the full article/program here – hate crimes in Massachusetts are up 30% in a year
Resources I have found so far –
In terms of reporting:
“File a civil rights complaint
You should immediately contact your local police department if you feel you are the victim of a hate crime. Victims of hate crimes can file a civil rights complaint with the Attorney General’s Office or call the office’s special hotline at 1-800-994-3228.”
For Massachusetts state government annual reports: